Romans 8:1-4 (NIV)
Life Through the Spirit
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a] free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[b] God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.[c]And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”
What a wonderful God we serve! And, the love of His Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, is truly amazing. This is the gospel message of the Lord Jesus above.
Man had, (has), a sin problem. This fleshly “tent” in which we live is weak. Therefore we are incapable of keeping the law of God perfectly. There are too many human desires and temptations, even for those who are in Christ Jesus. We slip into sin; we fall to the wiles of the evil one who will never leave us alone until he is locked away in hell by the Lord Himself!
God knew this from the beginning of time. He had the plan of man’s reconciliation unto Him laid out in full. Jesus Christ came to this earth and dwelt among men. He took our sins upon Him and carried every one of them to the cross. The Perfect for the imperfect, He took our beating and our death upon Himself willingly and died in order to save us.
Three days later, the Mighty God raised Him from the tomb of death and shortly brought Him back into heaven to sit at His right hand…a victor over both physical and spiritual death.
Therefore there is no condemnation for those who live in Christ Jesus. He set us free from the law of sin and death, and made us alive through the law of the Spirit of life, as it says in (V 1-2)!
The gift of God’s grace through our faith in Jesus has saved us…
For what the law was powerless to do, (V 3-4), in that it was weakened by our sinful nature, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man. This was so that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.
Yes, this is pretty straight-forward, elementary Christian teaching. For all who rightly call themselves Christians, we know and believe this.
However, at times, I see a few people from other types of websites who will visit me, as I’m sure you do as well. I think it a good thing to have this basic message of the gospel of Christ posted.
We just never know what “doors” the Lord may open to an opportunity to share the word with someone! May He bless all of His children in our efforts to win souls for the Lord…
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The Shepherd does call,
“I lead beside still waters
and restore your soul.”
Fear no evil for
I am there to comfort you.
Dwell with me, child!
So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.
not boasting beyond our measure, that is, in other men’s labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows, we will be, within our sphere, enlarged even more by you,…
He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.
Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only.
Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.